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Lake Park woman sentenced for selling meth

Kayla Sue Connell, 28, of rural Lake Park has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony first-degree controlled substance crime.

According to court records, on Sept. 25, 2018, she was one of three people involved in the sale of nearly 23 grams of meth for $2,000 to a confidential reliable informant with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. She admitted that the reason they were coming to Detroit Lakes was to "make money."

Connell appeared in court March 26 before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who stayed imposition of sentence and placed her on supervised probation for 30 years.

She was ordered to serve 51 days in jail, with credit granted for 51 days served. She was fined $50, plus $215 in court fees, and ordered to abstain from drugs and alcohol, submit to random testing, and get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow all the recommendations, including aftercare. She must complete the requirements of the Becker-Clay County Drug Court.